Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pick City: Chula Vista

Chula Vista - Week of June 28th, 2015

Single Family Homes




This Week

The median list price in CHULA VISTA, CA this week is $542,000. The 352 properties have been on the market for an average of 46 days.

Demand measured by the Market Action Index is increasing and dayson-market is trending downward. Even as more properties come available, these are positive trends for the market.

Supply and Demand

The market has started cooling and prices have recently plateaued. Since we're in the Seller's zone, watch for changes in MAI. If the MAI resumes it's climb, prices will likely follow suit. If the MAI drops consistently or falls into the Buyer's zone, watch for downward pressure on prices.



Median Price


Despite this week's up tic, the market seems to have paused around this plateau. The Market Action Index is a good leading indicator for the durability of this shift.

Inventory of Properties Listed for Sale


Inventory has been climbing lately. Note that rising inventory alone does not signal a weakening market. Look to the Market Action Index and Days on Market trends to gauge whether buyer interest is keeping up with available supply.

Market Action Index



The CHULA VISTA market is currently in the Seller's Advantage zone (greater than 30). The 90-day Market Action Index stands at 44.90 which indicates that demand is strong and available supply of homes gets snapped up relatively quickly.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

10 Steps to Prepare for a Remodel

Although National Home Improvement Month is behind us, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) advises homeowners of the 10 most important steps to take before the remodeling project starts.

“The planning and researching phases of a project are the most critical steps in the remodeling process,” says Judy Moze, CR, GCP, NARI National president and president of Handcrafted Homes, Inc. in Roswell, Georgia. “The more knowledgeable and prepared a homeowner is, the more they protect themselves.”
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What can a homeowner do to prepare for a remodel? NARI provides a top 10 list of steps homeowners should take before breaking ground on their next remodel.

1. Research your project. Taking time to research projects on the Internet and NARI.org will provide a good sense of what is involved such as price, scope of work, return on investment and new product/material options. Also, research property values in your neighborhood to make sure your project is in line with other homes in the area.

2. Plan project around the long-term. How long do you plan to stay in your home? How might your family structure change over time? Life can change quickly—these questions should be answered early on to ensure your project will fit your lifestyle long after it’s complete.

3. Set your budget. Deciding on a realistic budget and arranging finances to support your project are essential. This number needs to include everything—the project, products, contingencies, etc. Don’t be afraid to share this with your remodeler; professionals are respectful of a client’s budget and will create a plan around it, not over it.

4. Use advanced search for professionals. The online world makes it easy to gather information about strangers. Ask friends, family and neighbors for referrals and then spend time researching that person online. Professional remodelers take their reputation seriously and hold credentials beyond licensing, such as certifications, memberships in trade associations and additional training. Look for examples of press coverage or involvement in industry presentations or events. Check online reviews and social media to see how they interact with past clients and peers.

5. Ask the right questions. Time and cost are important, but getting the right information requires the right questions. Ask your professional remodeler about his educational background, training, specialties or past issues with clients. Ask about how the remodeling process will work.

6. Verify your remodeler. Don’t take their word for it. Check the information given to you such as references, license numbers, insurance information and certifications by calling providers to verify. Request a visit to an active client’s job site. Make it known that you are checking on him—a true professional considers that as a positive sign to working with a homeowner.

7. Review contracts word-by-word. A remodeling contract protects you and your remodeler. Homeowners should review this carefully. Professional remodelers have done this before, and know what should go in a contract. Homeowners are not as familiar with remodeling and should ask about terms if they don’t understand. Pay attention to details about change orders, payment, additional fees, timeline and responsibilities. If it’s not in the contract, it doesn’t exist.

8. Keep design in mind. Your design guides the entire project. Think about what you dislike about your current space and the intended use of the new space. Use Websites such as Pinterest.com and Houzz.com to gather design ideas. Make sure you can articulate specifically what you like about that design when talking to your designer. Professionals don’t recreate a photo—they incorporate accessibility, functionality, ease of modification, style and value into your design.

9. Make your selections. Deciding on products and materials is a larger process than most imagine. With so many options to choose from, product selections are one of the primary reasons for project timelines to get extended. Base decisions on quality, function, price, style and availability. Include selections in the contract to lock down pricing and keep your budget intact.

10. Create a communication plan. A common downfall in remodeling is lack of communication between homeowners and remodelers. Your remodeler should lay out a communication plan at the beginning of the project. If not, ask them to do so. This plan should clarify roles of everyone involved, communication methods, availability, and frequency of communication that is expected.

As an industry that struggles with a persistent negative perception of remodeling contractors, these tips serve both the industry and consumers in elevating real professionals from the pack.

For more information, visit www.NARI.org.
Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2015. All rights reserved.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Open Houses: Hot off the presses (June 27th-28th, 2015)





Saturday, 1-4 
3727 29th St
San Diego
3 bed/2 bath
1897 Sq. Ft.
Built 1913
Classic craftsman!
$799,000-$839,000

Rob Martin
(614) 390-3169

CalBRE# 1949992
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
83 Cape Victoria
Aliso Viejo
3 bed/2.5 bath
1449 Sq. Ft.
Built 1995
Detached condo with view!
$580,000

Shelly Jackier
(994) 701-3688

CalBRE# 01448995
 
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Sunday, 2-5 
657 Catalina Rd
Fullerton
4 bed/3 bath
3000 Sq. Ft.
Built 1960
Sunny Hills single lvl w/pool, guest house w/bed & bath!
$1,249,000

Beth Lamb
(714) 680-0382

CalBRE# 01440139
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
1501 Cole Ln
Upland
5 bed/3 bath
3105 Sq. Ft.
Built 2005
Great family home!
$679,000

Rose Cervantes
(909) 938-7154

CalBRE# 00675089
 
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Saturday, 12-3 
35499 Date Palm St
Winchester
5 bed/3 bath
3171 Sq. Ft.
Built 2004
Open floor plan, pride of ownership!
$380,000

Christine Bongiorno-Grabau
(808) 721-1992

CalBRE# 01952363
 
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Saturday, 1:30-4 
15 Flagstone
Coto de Caza
5 bed/5.5 bath
5900 Sq. Ft.
Built 2002
Pool & views, amazing home, don't miss out to live behind the gates!
$2,229,000

Debra Kovacs
(949) 350-0146

CalBRE# 01277417
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
6 Greenspring
Dove Canyon
5 bed/3 bath
3016 Sq. Ft.
Built 1994
Tropical saltwater pool!
$959,000

Russell Taylor
(949) 584-7289

CalBRE# 01382354
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
12 Indian Pipe
Dove Canyon
5 bed/4.5 bath
4035 Sq. Ft.
Built 1996
Panoramic views!
$1,375,000

Stephanie Walling
(949) 378-2579
CalBRE# 01183587
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4 
12455 Benton Dr #3
Rancho Cucamonga
2 bed/2 bath
1493 Sq. Ft.
Built 2007
Great neighborhood!
$398,888


Rose Cervantes
(909) 938-7154

CalBRE# 00675089 
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
13585 Montverde Dr
Chino Hills
5 bed/4 bath
4261 Sq. Ft.
Built 1990
Move-in ready!
$1,613,800


Rose Cervantes
(909) 938-7154

CalBRE# 00675089
 
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Sunday, 1:30-4:30 
39 Pasada Valiente
Rancho Santa Margarita
3 bed/3 bath
1600 Sq. Ft.
Built 1989
Completely upgraded, $ to sell!
$587,000

Jacqueline Gerra
(949) 310-7032
CalBRE# 01444464
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
37 Reston Wy
Ladera Ranch

5 bed/3 bath
2300 Sq. Ft.
Built 2001
Walk to award-winning schools!
$799,000

Larry Webb
(714) 222-1465

CalBRE# 01413405
 
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Sat/Sun, 2-4 
13571 Belle Rive
North Tustin
5 bed/3.5 bath
4199 Sq. Ft.
Built 1991
Live behind the Gates of Bell Rive, minutes from Foothill High school!
$1,539,000

Lauren Kovacs
(949) 600-3672

CalBRE# 01927907
 
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Sat/Sun, 12-3 
991 S. Grinnell
Anaheim
4 bed/2.5 bath
2358 Sq. Ft.
Built 1977
Move-in ready, new paint, new carpet!
$719,950


Mike Contois
(714) 267-4186

CalBRE# 01912876 
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4 
6 Knotty Oak
Coto de Caza
6 bed/5.5 bath
4840 Sq. Ft.
Built 2000
Motivated sellers, make an offer!
$1,599,999

Saturday:
Joni Zarka
(949) 244-6604

CalBRE# 01256312

Sunday:
Patty Mendoza
(714) 803-8065

CalBRE# 01372883
 
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Sat/Sun, 12-4 
30740 Lajoe St
Menifee
4 bed/3 bath
2544 Sq. Ft.
Built 2002
Single story w/Casita!
$359,900

Heidi Bowser
(951) 691-7892

CalBRE# 01902265
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4 
918 Leyland Dr
Diamond Bar
5 bed/3 bath
2400 Sq. Ft.
Built 1988
Just reduced!
$759,000


Rose Cervantes
(909) 938-7154

CalBRE# 00675089
 
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Sat: 11-2, Sun: 1-4 
29658 Serenity Ln
Murrieta
5 bed/3 bath
3233 Sq. Ft.
Built 2003
Lots of room, dwnstrs bed/bath!
$395,000

Laura Attig
(951) 733-8460

CalBRE# 01940829

Sarah Hill
(951) 733-8460

CalBRE# 01942109
 
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Saturday, 2-5 
6 Shoal Creek
Coto de Caza
4 bed/4 bath
3087 Sq. Ft.
Built 1993
Gorgeous former model in Fairway estates, breath taking views!
$1,080,000


Rodrigo Ramos Cardenas
(949) 702-6255

CalBRE# 01941426
 
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Friday, 3-6 
905 14 St
Escondido
4 bed/2 bath
1889 Sq. Ft.
Built 958
BOOM, buyer couldn't qualify, remodeled & huge!
$389,500

Josh Ledezma
(760) 522-7748

CalBRE# 01924909
 
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Saturday, 12-3 
471 Boudinot Ct
Escondido
4 bed/3 bath
2750 Sq. Ft.
Built 2006
Beautiful cul-de-sac home, mountain views!
$459,000-$479,000

Julie Cetina
(760) 822-6730

CalBRE# 01956121
 
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Saturday, 2-5 
2144 Caminito Elda #94
Chula Vista
3 bed/3 bath
1558 Sq. Ft.
Built 2005
Move-in ready!
$349,000-$365,000

Martha Ramirez
(619) 884-4447

CalBRE# 01330142
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
2335 Caringa Wy #22
Carlsbad
3 bed/2 bath
1536 Sq. Ft.
Built 1975
Rare model, pool & AC, sunny!
$419,990

Eliot Rachman
(760) 213-0879

CalBRE# 01328198
 
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Saturday, 2-4 
14003 Carmel Ridge Rd
San Diego
4 bed/2.5 bath
1813 Sq. Ft.
Built 1991
Carmel Mtn Ranch
$679,000-$699,000

Jane Hou
(858) 444-2428

CalBRE# 01256907
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
1165 Chestnut Ave
Carlsbad
5 bed/4.5 bath
3337 Sq. Ft.
Built 2003
Gated Estate + build ready lot!
$1,800,000

Betty Jeanne Calkin
(760) 213-2152

CalBRE# 01475689
 
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Saturday, 12-3 
8272 Gilman #30
La Jolla
2 bed/2 bath
978 Sq. Ft.
Built 1979
Move-in ready!
$419,000-$449,999

Patricia Hall
(858) 886-6111

CalBRE# 01958590
 
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Sunday, 1-4
3582 Governor Dr
San Diego
4 bed/2.5 bath
1806 Sq. Ft.
Built 1966
Move-in ready!
$749,000

Anelia Genchev
(858) 395-9293

CalBRE# 01281386
 
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Sunday, 1-4 
4915 Hildago
San Diego
3 bed/2 bath
1456 Sq. Ft.
Built 1958
Stunning remodel!
$719,000

Annette Madison
(858) 230-1022

CalBRE# 01963403
 
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Sunday, 1-4 
670 J Ave
Coronado
3 bed/2 bath
1292 Sq. Ft.
Built 1940
Adorable Coronado cottage, just a few blocks from the beach!
$1,395,000

Carol-Ann Goldberg
(619) 794-7950
CalBRE# 01951254
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4 
2041 Sweetwater Rd
Spring Valley
4 bed/2.5 bath
1540 Sq. Ft.
Built 2003
Price can't be beat!
$350,000


Ruth Pugh
(858) 467-4727

CalBRE# 1139420
 
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Saturday, 12-4 
820 Tamayo Dr #2
Chula Vista
2 bed/2 bath
1006 Sq. Ft.
Built 1986
Move-in ready!
$249,900-$259,900

Joyce R. Boyd
(619) 884-5018

CalBRE# 00759975
 
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Saturday, 1-4 
8432 Via Sonoma #57
La Jolla
2 bed/3 bath
1074 Sq. Ft.
Built 1977
La Jolla Village Square area!
$460,000

Annette Madison
(858) 230-1022

CalBRE# 01963403
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4 
6973 Caminito Curva
San Diego
2 bed/2.5 bath
1603 Sq. Ft.
Built 1973
Spacious condo!
$359,000-$379,000

Astryd Gonzalez
(619) 750-4613

CalBRE# 01887817
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4 
1928  Felicita Rd
Escondido
3 bed/2 bath
1699 Sq. Ft.
Built 1956
Great upgrades!
$449,900-$459,900

Ruth Pugh
(858) 467-4727

CalBRE# 1139420
 
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Sat/Sun, 1-4  
11366 Lorena Ln
Mt. Helix
4 bed/2.5 bath
2407 Sq. Ft.
Built 1966
Big view, 1 story, motivated seller!
$664,900

Zippy Burke
(619) 890-1313

CalBRE# 00428610
 
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Sat/Sun, 14 
1679 Pember Ave
Chula Vista
3 bed/4 bath
2666 Sq. Ft.
Built 2012
Shows like a model home!
$499,000-$525,000

Saturday:
Terry Davids
(619) 504-8838

CalBRE# 01324861

Sunday:
Gina Thompkins
(619) 889-0229

CalBRE# 01832421
 
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